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's a look at how 14-year-old marcus johnson is being remembered. reporter: the memorial is over but there's a few dozen people visiting with the johnson family. he may only have been 14 years old but marcus johnson described as the energizer bunny. touched more lives than people twice his age. more than 1200 people packed the church for the memorial to marcus johnsonment room for attendees had to be made in other areas to handle the crowd. easels showed photos from his toddler years to his prowess on the basketball court and a racer. photos with his mother, father, and younger braid, indicated the closeness of the family. marcus' mother was touched by the outpouring of support, and heartbroken at not being able to be with her son. >> i'm overwhelmed by the number of people that are here. he would be overwhelmed. i think he'd say, wow, cool. but i wish they al we in an arena somewhere watching me play basketball. forever we'll feel the warm of your smile, the magic in your eyes and the gentleness of your soul. reporter: marcus was killed when his cousin lost control of his sprint car while
reporter: with those wrds began a memorial for marcus johnson. marcus' life was chronicled on the stage, from infan sis to basketball, to a 14-year-old go-kart champion racer. his short life touched hundreds of people and more than 1200 people. from family, friends, and go-kart racers, gathered to honor and celebrate his life. his mother was deeply touched. >> i'm overwhelmed by the number of people who are here. he would be overwhenned. i think he'd say, wow, cool. reporter: marcus was killed when a sprint car driven by his cows sin malfunctioned. the car veered off the track, killing marcus and a 68-year-old race supporter. tears flowed freely at the memorial, especially when his mother mentioned taking him to school. >> going to be very hard not to take him to school and pick him up every day, and everytime i pass the road will have tears in my eyes. >> his teacher choked up when he talked about marcus, and a young friend broke down in tears when she sung a song for marcus. >> a fund has been started for marcus, and because he like to help students less fortunate to him,
a race car that slammed into his 14-year-old cousin marcus johnson and a man with him. wayne freedman is live tonight. everyone is just devastated. >> they are. the school is empty today. it's out for break but the people are devastated. the kmunlt is devastated. the news today from the family they have a feeling whatever went wrong that car had to do with this steering wheel. they think it came loose somehow or may have broken. let's deal withs deal with the community. >> a sign outside of the home asking for privacy. a memorial outside of the family business. and another all demonstrations of sympathy and grief for a family bonding through racing and now, suffering a gut wrenching loss because of it. >> they were a close, close family. i mean, skront a better family. it's hard, really hard. >> the grandmother smoke from the family must haveler shop. saturday night her grandson had been racing his sprint car, lost control at 90 miles per hour and plowed into the crowd, killing two people, including his 14-year-old cousin, marcus. >> he leaves his father's side goes to the bathroom. t
. this he would have loved it to know everyone cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. >> i can't think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race winged sprint cars like the one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash is under investigation, but the family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that hi
cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. worsean't think of tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race like te one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash isione family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that his cousin, even though he did nothing wrong, he will have to think about this and know that he -- an
. constitutes at the middle school in santa rosa gathered last night to remember marcus johnson^. on saturday three was one of two in pit area at the raceway park killed by an out-of-control sprint car that was actually driven by his own cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson, a senior at petaluma high school. mourners noted the double tragedy for the johnson family. >> in first grade he would bring his race cars to school for events and it was fun to see. >> i cannot think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as you could be. they raced the same raceway. >> the cause of the tragic crash is under investigation. some family members say the steering wheel came off. >> happening now, bart is taking a second look at the bicycle policy this week allowing bicycles on the trains at all times going this morning. the pilot program comes with a few restrictions. the first car of each train is off limits to bicycles. dug rush hour, no bicycles are allowed in the first three cars of the train. this test program runs this week only and ends on friday. abc7 news reporter will have more next half
there's not much you can do johnson's print car hit and killed his 14 el-year-old cousin, marcus johnson. also killed wag dale wondergem of agrees way. chase johnson's family secluded themselves from the media with a sign saying they wanted privacy. friends of the families left flowers and notes at the muffler shop. michael lives in the area and knows the. >> john: -- knows the johnson family. the didn't hassle -- >> marcus was a sweet kid. and i know that his dad loved him very much. >> probably the best person to be around most of the time. he was always nice and nice to talk to. reporter: michael said is sat but will continue to race. johnson had his own close call two years ago, his car flipped over during a race but johnson was unhurt. chase johnson was not hurt in the accident, and no one else on the racetrack was injured. thual ya -- the shakes -- sheriff's department is investigating. >> new tonight at 6:00, four people suffered minor injuries after a small pickup truck slammed into a thrift store in vallejo this afternoon. firefighters evacuated at least 40 people from
. the students at middle school gathered last night to remember marcus johnson. on saturday, he was one of two in the pit area at the raceway park and was killed by an out-of-control sprint car that was actually being driven by marcus' cousin, chase johnson, 17 years old, a senior at petaluma high school. a double tragedy for those who are sharing the johnson family
at the marysville raceway a week ago is being remembered as the track re-opens tonight. a private funeral for marcus johnson was held today. a public memorial is tomorrow. he was killed along with man when a car driven by marcus' 17-year-old cousin flew off the track. there was a mechanical failure and track officials say the track is safe. >> viewers sent us pictures of the aftermath of a transformer blowing up. it caused bushes to catch on fire. thousands of residents were without power. no injuries were reported. pg&e has not been told why the the transformer blew. jake is a tattoo artist. >> two months ago the pepper valley's was destroyed in this fire. at the bottom of the hour, a benefit concert will be held to collect funds to rebuild it. several bands and standup comics will perform. >>> the fbi has joined the search for a bay area bank robber, wanted for two bank robberies this month, one at the chase tbharchg walnut creek and the other at the wells fargo. the thief has a trademark long sleeved collared shirt, described as a black man between 30 and 35 years old with a veriy beard and goate
the santa rosa bible search for the memorial service for marcus johnson. the crowd over flowed to other areas of the church. gina johnson had the strength to say boy who to her boy who was taken from her in an instant. >> forever we will feel the warmth of your smile, marcus, your heart felt embrace, the magic in your eyes and the gentleness of your soul. >> marcus was killed when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his cousin, chase, march 16th at the race way park. the 68-year-old race way sponsor was also killed. a fund was set up in his name. a portion will go to low income students to pay for school and athletic equipment. >>> people are lining up at the supreme court in hopes of getting a seat to witness history. arguments to the right of same-sex marriage starts on tuesday. the first involves the constitutionality of proposition 8. it banned same-sex marriage after the state's highest court ruled it was legal. california's attorney general opposes the ban. >> i am absolutely against same sex marriage because they are simply unconstitutional. >> the other case deals with the defe
bible search for the memorial service for marcus johnson. the crowd over flowed to other areas of the church. gina johnson had the strength to say goodbye to her boy who was taken from her in an instant. >> forever we will feel the warmth of your smile, marcus, your heart felt embrace, the magic in your eyes and the gentleness of your soul. >> marcus was killed when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his cousin, chase, march 16th at the race way park. the 68-year-old race way sponsor was also killed. a fund was set up in his name. a portion will go to low income students to pay for school and athletic equipment. >>> people are lining up at the supreme court in hopes of getting a seat to witness history. arguments to the right of same-sex marriage starts on tuesday. the first involves the constitutionality of proposition 8. it banned same-sex marriage after the state's highest court ruled it was legal. california's attorney general opposes the ban. >> i am absolutely against same sex marriage because they are simply unconstitutional. >> the other case deals with the defensive
peopl people. 14-year-old marcus johnson died after his 17-year-old cousin chase drove into the crowd on saturday. marcus friends tell abc 7 news he loved racing as well and they say he was well liked. those who know the january son family say they are very close. >> it will be very difficult for them to to peculiar up the pieces and move on. they will because they are strong people but it will be hard. >> never mean. never rude. always said nice things. talked basketball a lot. we also would talk about basketball shoes. he loved shoes a lot. >>reporter: nice kid everybody says. 68-year-old dale wonder jam of grass valley also died in this accident. crash investigators now focusing on possible faulty steering wheel. >> new at 11:00. fremont police lacking for brazen thief who stole 25,000 dollars worth of copper wire. taken from pg&e storage yard on boyce road early sunday. police say man took forklift from nearby construction site then drove through the storage yard fencing. he loaded up the fork wlivt a 5600 pound spool of copper wire. dropped it open to his pickup truck
. marcus johnson was laid to rest in a private ceremony today. a public memorial is planned for tomorrow. flags were flown at half staff and a moment of silence was observed for marcus and bill wondergen. fans filled the stands in support of the victim and the sport. >> a real close family. we love coming here and watching this. what happened last weekend was sad. i think it's great everybody is here and still racing. >> ama: the crash is still under investigation but police say mechanical failure in the racecar appears to be the likely cause. >>> new details on a fatal head-on collision that closed highway 84 in pinole two hours this morning. a man was killed when his dodge see dan ran into an suv on the highway just west of main street after 9:00. you can see the tremendous impact of the crash that left both vehicles badly mangled. three passengers in the suv were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. chp is investigating the cause of the crash. >>> for the second time this month, santa clara county paid cash for weapons. a gun buyback was held this morning in san jose. people tur
-winning sprint car driver and was also marcus' friend. >> he was always nice, and nice to talk to. reporter: michael says he is sat but will continue to race. why johnson lost control of the car is under investigation. chase johnson won sprint car races in the past, had his open close call two years ago, his car flipped over button son was unhurt. >> chase johnson was not injured in the accident, neither was anyone else on the racetrack other than those two fatilities. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >> the deaths in marysville come three weeks after a raceway crash injured at least 30 fans at daytona international speedway. ten cars collided during the nascar nationwide series race with one flying into the fence. this crash could prompt a redesign that might include sturdier fences. >> passing drivers tried to help after two cars crashed in oakland and one tumbled down an embankment this morning on westbound 580. initial chp reports are that people were trapped in the white car you see here. crews did manage to free the victims, and we're told no one was seriously hurt. n
gathered to remember marcus johnson, one of two people in the pit area at the raceway park killed by an out-of-control sprint car that was driven by his cousin, 17-year-old chase
the winged sprint cars on circuits across northern california. the middle school where marcus attends is now in mourning. kids, there, are out on spring break but grief counselors are on hand when the students return next week. live in petaluma for abc7 news. >> in vallejo police are investigating a fatal shooting. officers found a man shot to death last night after someone called 9-1-1 to report gunfire in a home. officers found the men dead inside a garage. they say he was an older man but have not released his name. no arrest or a mettive. the police are vetting an early morning stabbing at a bar at a sports bar and grill about 2:00 a.m. as the bar was closing. investigators think two men were hurt after a fight break out between two large groups. both men were taken to the hospital. no word on the extent of their injuries. right now, the police are reviewing surveillance video hoping it will lead them to the attacker. >> former santa clara supervisor is expected to plead guilty this afternoon to charges connected to misusing taxpayer money. the prosecution says that he used public money
school in santa rosa gathered together last night to remember marcus johnson. on saturday, he was one of two people in the pit area of the raceway park killed by an out of the control car. the car was actually drive were by marcus' own cousin, a 17-year-old chase johnson, a senior at petaluma high school. mourners noted the double tragedy. >> since first grade he would bring the race cars to school forever vents and it was fun to see. >> i cannot thing of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as you could be the they raced the same raceway. >> the cause of the tragic crash is under investigation. some family members say the steering wheel of the car came off. >> developing news in vallejo, police there are investigating their 6th murder. officers found a man shot to death last night, someone called police to report shots fired in a home. officers found the victim dead inside a garage. they say he was an older man. they have not released his name. no arrest or motive. this is vallejo's second homicide since thursday. >> today the former santa clara supervisor who misused tax
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and into the pit. thomas roman is live in santa rosa with the story. reporter: we learned that 14-year-old marcus johnson was also a sprint car driver. this memorial to him at his father's muffler shop has been growing since neighbors and friends learned of his death. the communities have been devastated by the tragedy. the start of the civil war sprint car series took a tragic turn friday night. in a practice run chase johnson lost control. kylely bumpus watched the car leave the track. >> we had
. >> marcus would have been 15 in z.chase is going to be 18 but they were really close, close-knit family. i mean, couldn't have a better family. >> memorials set up in his middle school and the family shop in petaluma. >> california high speed rail project just took a $8 billion step forward today that is the money needed to start just start, building the massive rail line from southern california to san francisco and sacramento. the construction could not begin in less than four months this project is gaining momentum. leaders rushed to begin construction in july. the board voted to move ahead with authorizing the state to sell up to $8.6 billion in bonds, $3 billion used to start the first 130 segment in the central valley near merced. >> it's supposed to occur estimated number of debt that will be assessed include interesting on this. >> it all depends on wall street but the state is yugs a 6.a5% interest rate over 35 years. >> it's about $175 million per year to pay the debt service on that. >> the state has so much to settle if it wants to break ground this summer. the state doesn't ha
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